A Simple Path to Happiness

A Simple Path to Happiness

An article that caught my attention this past week, amidst all of the focus on healthcare in D.C., was about the “Deaths of Despair” among middle-aged white Americans. I highly recommend checking it out and posting your thoughts in the

Dress for Success – Men’s Edition

Dress for Success – Men’s Edition

After nearly a month and-a-half without posting, some of my tiny crew of followers might be wondering, “Where did AC go? Did he get bored of this whole blogging pastime?” I’ve asked these questions of myself recently, and honestly, I’ve

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Retire Early

Top Five Reasons Why You Should Retire Early

A few posts back, I made somewhat of a counter-argument to the notion of early retirement (see Why You Should Never Retire.) I admit, after watching the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, I came away with a revived interest in

Why Small Cars Are Better Than Big Cars

Why Small Cars Are Better Than Big Cars

A few years out of college I had my mind set on buying an SUV. Not that I needed an SUV, as I had smooth-paved roads where I lived, plus I didn’t need any hauling capacity. I just thought SUVs

How Credit Cards Can Save You a Small Fortune

How Credit Cards Can Save You a Small Fortune

With just three years and two months to go until I’m in position to abandon Corporate America, I can see a little light at the end of the tunnel. Around this time in late 2019, I’ll be gearing up for

Why You Should Never Retire

Why You Should Never Retire

On a typical evening we put the kids to bed around 8 o’clock. Exhausted from a long day of work, kids, chores (and ideally), exercising, we spend the next couple of hours watching Netflix from the comforts of our sofa.

Top 10 Hacks for Winter Survival

Top 10 Hacks for Winter Survival

Keeping with the theme of “hack” lists, this week’s post is all about the best ways to get through the next three to five months without going bonkers. The Cubert family lives in Minnesota, where winter can creep in as

Is Early Retirement Bad For Your Health?

Is Early Retirement Bad For Your Health?

Since the clock went back an hour a few weeks back, I’ve been dreading the darkness that awaits after the work day is done. I’m not a big fan of November, at least until the holidays roll around. Being with

Top Five Budget Hacks, Just in Time for the Holidays 

Top Five Budget Hacks, Just in Time for the Holidays 

Saving up for early retirement requires a good amount of effort earning extra money, while also reducing expenses. Some figure that latter part is a real drag. In truth, there’s no real sacrifice at all in terms of impact to

How to Retire Early on Less than Six Figures

How to Retire Early on Less than Six Figures

Most of the advice you’ll find on blogs like this one come from authors who have achieved higher than average incomes. In many cases, incomes before retirement are in the six figures (or more) and both partners are high earners.